The Bahai Gardens
A wonderful place to relax, an experience of man-made beauty. In the garden of Akko you will see the use of running water, the garden design in lovely geometric shapes inspired by the art of the Persian gardens and light and shadow games to complete the creation.
Bahjí was where Bahá'u'llah, the prophet who founded the Baha'i religion, lived for the last 12 years of his life. It is also where he was buried after his death, hence the sanctity of the site for Baha'i followers the world over.
There are two historical structures at the site: the Manor and the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh.
Bahá'u'llah was born in Iran in 1817. He belonged to an esteemed noble family. His father was a minister in the Sheikh of Iran's court. From an early age, Bahá'u'llah was renowned for his wisdom and knowledge. He left the King's court and ministers behind and instead, spent his time aiding the poor, the oppressed and the ailing of society. He quickly became known as the defender of justice.